Computer Support Technology (2 yr)

As businesses rely more and more on computer applications, the importance of quality computer support grows. Computer Support Technicians must enjoy working with people to offer technical assistance with knowledge of computer networking, repair, and programming. 

While enrolled in the Computer Support Technology program students will work towards Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certifications.  At the completion of second semester students will take the CompTIA A+ and fourth semester CompTIA Net+.  In addition to CompTIA, students have the option to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. 

Students enrolled full-time can expect to enter the workforce after completing 18 months of coursework.

Visit Highland Community College Technical Center to learn more about an exciting career in CST!

Here are some helpful resources:

 

1st Semester    
CST103 Operating Systems 2
CST115 PC Troubleshooting Lab 2
CST107 Intro. to Computers and Applications 3
CST124 PC Troubleshooting Essentials 3
  Required Courses for Certificate/AAS Degree for 1st Semester 10
CST106* Networking Fundamentals CCNA I 4
  Additional Required Course for AAS Degree for 1st Semester 4

*CST106 required for AAS degree and highly recommended for the Certificate

 

Second Semester    
CST152 Introduction to Networking 3
CST154 CompTIA A+ Essentials 3
CST158 CompTIA A+ Practical Applications 3
CRT190 Certification Training Lab 2
  Required Courses for Certificate/AAS Degree for 2nd Semester 11
*CST159 Routers & Routing: CCNA2 4
  Recommended Course for Certificate/AAS Degree for 2nd Semester 4

*CST159 not required AAS degree or Certificate but highly recommended

 

Third Semester    
CST218 Linux 2
CST219 Server Operating Systems and Virtualization 3
CST206 Programming 2
CST207 Technical Support Lab I 2
NET125 Introduction to Net+ 3
  Required Courses for Certificate/AAS Degree for 3rd Semester 12
*CST212 LAN Switching and Wireless: CCNA3 4
  Recommended Course for Certificate/AAS Degree for 3rd Semester 4

*CST212 not required AAS degree or Certificate but highly recommended

 

Fourth Semester    
CST223 Server Administration 3
CST224 Computer and Network Security 3
CST225 Web Development 3
NET196 Certification Training Lab: NET+ 2
CST195 Occupational Work Experience 0
  Required Courses for Certificate/AAS Degree for 4th Semester 11
*CST214 WAN Technologies: CCNA4 4
  Recommended Course for Certificate/AAS Degree for 4th Semester 4
  Total Credits for Certificate 44
  Total Credits for AAS Degree (includes 16 credits of General Education Requirements) 64

*CST214 not required AAS degree or Certificate but highly recommended

 

 

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